Alan I. Schwartzstein, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Oregon, Wisconsin, is speaker of the American Academy of Family Physicians Congress of Delegates, the organization’s governing body. As speaker, Schwartzstein will serve as an officer on the AAFP Board of Directors. The AAFP represents 136,700 physicians and medical students nationwide.
As an AAFP board member, Schwartzstein advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system.
Schwartzstein is a family physician at SSM/Health Dean Medical Group in South Central Wisconsin, where he has practiced for the past 30 years. He has more than 35 years of clinical experience and background in leadership, community service, public health, advocacy and education. He also serves as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, where he teaches both students and residents.
A member of the AAFP since 1981, Schwartzstein has held numerous leadership positions at the state and national level. He served on the AAFP Congress of Delegates as Wisconsin alternate delegate and delegate from 2007 to 2015. He served on the AAFP Commission on Governmental Advocacy and was a member of the Commission on Health of the Public and Science, which he chaired in 2013. He has held many leadership positions in the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians, including president-elect, president, and board chair.
Schwartzstein also is an active member of the Wisconsin Medical Society, including serving four years as vice speaker. A member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians, he is well versed in parliamentary procedure and its application.
Schwartzstein earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. He earned his medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey. He completed his residency at the Brown University
Family Practice Residency program.
Schwartzstein is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.